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‘Eega’ - fly’s revenge drama rocks box office


July 12th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Director S.S. Rajamouli's innovative and technically brilliant bilingual film like "Eega" has not only rocked the box office down south by earning Rs.17 crore net ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Air India may sack 300 more pilots, Ajit Singh writes to staff (Third Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Monday wrote to employees of the strike-hit Air India, urging them to be focused on the national carrier's survival and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Air India may sack 300 more pilots, Ajit Singh writes to staff (Third Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Monday wrote to employees of the strike-hit Air India, urging them to be focused on the national carrier's survival and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Nokia regaining lost ground in handset market’


June 7th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 7 (IANS) Finnish telecom giant Nokia is regaining its lost ground in the global handset market, thanks to a strategy it adopted in 2011, said an official here. ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Infosys has trained 100,000 graduates at Mysore campus


May 31st, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 31 (IANS) IT bellwether Infosys has trained about 100,000 graduates in writing software codes and formulating algorithms at its global education centre in Mysore campus during the past ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Coming soon, ‘blue rating’ water standards for industry


May 20th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) India is set to become the first country in the world to come up with "blue ratings" - on the lines of green ratings for ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Smart City Kochi pavilion to open next month


April 25th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, April 25 (IANS) A state-of-the-art sales pavilion, built as part of the much-awaited Smart City Kochi project, is all set to open next month, an official associated with the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Advent invests $105 million in CARE Hospitals


April 2nd, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 2 (IANS) Advent International, one of the world's leading global private equity firms, Monday announced that it is investing $105 million (Rs.523 crore) in Hyderabad-based CARE Hospitals ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Satyajit Ray was a ruthless director, says son Sandip (Interview)


April 1st, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) Two decades after the legendary Satyajit Ray's death, his son says the skill of being a "ruthless director" that he has inherited from his father is ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Cricketing world pays hearty tribute to Sachin


March 16th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The cricketing world heaped praise on master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who completed his 100th international hundred Friday in the Asia Cup match against Bangladesh.The ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Never in politics again, says Shekhar Suman (Lead)


March 2nd, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 2 (IANS) Politics is a strict no-no for actor Shekhar Suman, who is coming back on the small screen with the new season of his popular satirical ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Never in Politics again: Shekhar Suman


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 2 (IANS) Politics is a strict no-no for actor Shekhar Suman, who is coming back on the small screen with the new season of his popular satirical ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Gulf region lines up $1 trillion worth of projects


February 11th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 11 (IANS/WAM) New projects worth more than $1 trillion are expected to be completed in the Gulf region by 2020.Edmund O'Sullivan, chairman of the judging panel of the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Four state-owned Delhi hospitals get accreditation


February 10th, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Four Delhi government hospitals have been granted accreditation by the National Accreditation Board on Health (NABH), Delhi Health Minister A.K. Walia said Thursday.Maulana Azad Institute ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Don’t want to associate with every film: Akshaye Khanna


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Actor Akshaye Khanna says it wasn't a conscious decision not to sign too many films, adding that he can't think of associating himself with ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Hero MotoCorp’s November sales up 27.4 percent


December 1st, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Two-wheeler major Hero MotoCorp Thursday reported a sales growth of 27.4 percent in November which stood at 536,772 units as against 421,366 units sold in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Lavasa welcomes central clearance for hill city


November 9th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) The Lavasa Corporation Ltd (LCL) Wednesday welcomed the conditional clearance by the environment ministry to its Rs.3,000-crore hill city coming up near Pune. "The inordinate delay has ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

CBI should disregard political pressure: PM


October 21st, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Asking the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to act with honesty and disregard political pressure, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said the agency would ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

China to launch three new stock indices


October 16th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Oct 16 (IANS) Three new stock indices, including two based on specific industries and one meant as a sub-index of the CSI 500 Index, are slated to be launched ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Jaguar C-X16 concept car to debut at Frankfurt motor show


August 17th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Automobile giant Tata Motors Wednesday said its new Jaguar C-X16 production concept car will make its global debut at the Frankfurt motor show on Sep ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UNSC asks Somali groups to join governance meet


August 16th, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 16 (IANS) The UN Security Council, chaired by India, has urged all Somali groups to participate in next month's consultative meeting to work out an agreed roadmap ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Alexander enjoyed Maharashtra’s respect


August 10th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 10 (IANS) P.C. Alexander, who died Wednesday at the age of 90, was not only Maharashtra's longest serving governor but also one of its finest and won respect ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India warns US of funds misuse by Pakistan


August 3rd, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) India Wednesday said it has urged the US to devise proper benchmarks to prevent the diversion of funds provided to Pakistan for military build-up targeting ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

SMEs to be exempt from capital gains tax: Official


July 20th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A proposal to exempt small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from capital gains tax has received in principle approval from the finance ministry, an official said ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Lanco Infratech bags Rs.365.28 crore order in Iraq


June 21st, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Infrastructure firm Lanco Infratech Limited (LITL) Tuesday said it has bagged an order worth Rs.365.28 crore ($81.33 million) for a power plant in Iraq, its ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Audi begins A6 luxury sedan’s production in India


June 9th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, June 9 (IANS) German luxury car manufacturer Audi's Indian subsidiary Thursday started production of its premium A6 sedan at its Aurangabad plant in Maharashtra."The production of A6 underlines ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Blatter re-elected as FIFA President amidst bribery scandal


June 2nd, 2011 - 1:28 am ICT by BNO News
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (BNO NEWS) -- Joseph Blatter on Wednesday was re-elected as president of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) amidst bribery scandal and calls for postponing the vote.Blatter received 186 ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Nokia’s Chennai unit crosses 500 million-mark in handset-production


May 5th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Mobile handsets manufacturer Nokia Thursday said its manufacturing plant in Chennai has crossed production of 500 million handsets thus reaching a milestone for the company's ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

US must leverage Osama’s killing to press Pak to hunt down terrorists on its soil: Analyst


May 4th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4(ANI): The United States must leverage its success in finding and killing al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Pakistani territory to "press its demands for Pakistan to do all ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US-Pak ‘preparatory’ talks in Washington to pave way for strategic dialogue


March 26th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 26(ANI): Pakistan Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir is expected to visit Washington in a few days for talks aimed at ironing out the differences that have adversely affected the US-Pakistan relationship.The ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

“Only Pakistan will determine when to launch North Waziristan operation”: Haqqani


January 13th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13(ANI): Only Pakistan will determine when to launch a military operation against terrorists in North Waziristan, a haven for Taliban and al-Qaeda along the Afghan border, Ambassador Husain Haqqani ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

EU, India to solve migration issues


December 10th, 2010 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Brussels, Dec 10 (IANS) India and the European Union Friday agreed on the need to have structured dialogue on migration issues with both sides recognising the importance of the movement ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US says Pak must honour its commitment to IMF on new tax measures


November 30th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Nov 30 (ANI): The United States and donor agencies want Pakistan to honour its commitments on new tax measures, US Coordinator for Economic and Development Assistance to Pakistan, Robin Raphel, has ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Infosys mentor calls for IT sector professionalism, ethics in Bangalore


November 27th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Nov.27 (ANI): Information Technology (IT) giant Infosys chairman N.R. Narayana Murthy on Friday reiterated his call for promoting professionalism and ethics in the competitive and complex IT sector.He was speaking at ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Alva Brothers to launch lifestyle channels


November 25th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) After providing cult shows on Indian TV, content provider Alva Brothers' Entertainment has announced the launch of REAL Lifestyle Network that will host a bouquet of television ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

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